Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline MGK’s Big Gig along with ZZ Top at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, NJ on September 17, 2023.
A fatal plane crash in 1977 tragically killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and six people total. However, their influence as one of the giants of southern rock persists.
Hits like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” and “Simple Man” play constantly nearly 50 years after their release.
Their easily identifiable connection with southern culture, their talent as one of the best classic rock bands of all time, and even a bizarre trend of yelling about “Free Bird” have kept the band relevant in the minds of Rock & Roll fans.
It has also opened the door for excellent references in pop culture since the 1990s. “Sweet Home Alabama” alone has played in 22 movies and tv shows.
Whether you look to the big screen or to big-time television, to comedy or drama or even the horror genre, you’ll find Lynyrd Skynyrd references everywhere.